anastetic_machines.jpgThe Cancer Association of Zimbabwe has called for the provision of free cancer screening services at all primary health care institutions.
The Association’s Knowledge Officer, Tafadzwa Chigariro attributed the late detection of the disease to high fees.

Chigariro said currently the charges for screening of cervical, breast and prostate cancer ranges from US$40 to US$60 dollars.

He also highlighted that there is need for the government to increase the number of institutions that screen for cancer since the only few hospitals that offer the services are private hospitals.

Meanwhile, Chigariro urged the business community to participate in the fight against cancer which has risen to be one of the major killer diseases in the world.

Chigariro said in Zimbabwe on average of 700 cancer cases are recorded every year and between 700 to 1 000 cases can be treated.